While the 92nd Academy Awards came and went on Sunday, the world is still talking about which stars took home the biggest awards, who was snubbed from the show entirely, and where everyone partied post red carpet.
Adele may have skipped out on the televised event, but the “Skyfall” singer did show up to Guy Oseary’s Oscars party with stars like Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston, and Brad Pitt.
Wearing an embellished animal-print gown, Adele posed with Polish reporter Kinga Rusin in an Instagram photo. Insiders at the party said “she looked like herself but also so different—beautiful but almost unrecognizable,” People reports. Another source added that the singer “looked striking and so tall,” and “had a tiny waist and beautiful hourglass figure in a beaded leopard dress.”
According to People, Adele has lost 100 pounds. The singer’s weight loss comes almost a year after her split from ex-husband Simon Konecki in April 2019. They were married for two years and share a 7-year-old son, Angelo Adkins.
While Adele hasn’t spoken publicly about her weight loss, the star reportedly began losing weight last summer. In July 2019, Us Weekly wrote that the singer had lost 14 pounds after her split from Konecki.
Adele first debuted a noticeably slimmer figure at Drake’s birthday party on October 23, where she was seen in a long, black off-the-shoulder gown and sleek, high ponytail. On Halloween, she wore a skin-tight Captain Hook costume at Lebron James’s party.
Adele has been trying out The Sirtfood Diet, which encourages slimmers to eat plant foods such as kale and buckwheat.
These foods, known as sirtuin activators, suppress appetite and activate the body’s “skinny gene”.
The diet allows slimmers to eat dark chocolate and drink red wine, as they are high in sirtuins.
Adele is also said to have taken up reformer pilates with pal Ayda Field.
The former X Factor judge, 40, introduced Adele to pilates instructor Camila Goodis, 36, who laid on joint workouts for the pair at Robbie’s LA home.
But Brazilian Camila has told how Adele, 31, hates exercise and believes her recent body transformation is down to “90 per cent dieting”.
“I don’t believe she liked exercise much but she has changed her lifestyle and I believe that 90 per cent was dieting.”
She said Adele is not one of her current clients but believes the secret to her weight loss is giving up processed food, sugar and fizzy drinks.
She suggested it was down to “a healthy balanced diet, eating less calories a day and expending more energy”.
She went on: “Giving up processed food, sugar, soda and get into an exercise routine, like cardio and strength training, will change people’s body.”
The Sun revealed last October that Adele had been doing high-intensity workouts at home.
She was using training videos by Joe Wicks, known as The Body Coach, and Canadian-born trainer Dalton Wong, who has Jennifer Lawrence as a client.
Adele has stayed out of the gym to train at home since splitting in April 2020 from Simon Konecki — her husband of eight years and dad to their son Angelo.
A source said: “Adele’s been secretly working with these personal trainers.
“She’s not the sort to exercise in front of others, so she follows regimes and plans at home, using their videos and tutorials.
“The progress she has made in the last six months is clear for all to see.”
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According to bbcgoodfood.com, the Sirtfood diet is the latest diet craze that focuses on food rich in “sirtfoods”.
According to researchers, these special foods work by activating specific proteins in the body called sirtuins. Sirtuins are believed to protect cells in the body from dying when they are under stress and are thought to regulate inflammation, metabolism and the aging process.
Researchers also believe sirtuins influence the body’s ability to burn fat and boost metabolism, resulting in a seven-pound weight loss a week while maintaining muscle.
So what are “sirtfoods”? The ten most common include:
- Green Tea
- Dark chocolate (that is at least 85 percent cocoa)
- Citrus fruits
- Red wine
She focuses on being healthy and happy.
While some may speculate that Adele’s recent weight loss is due to her breakup, Us Weekly says it’s more to do with being the best mom she can be. “She really wants to be healthy and set a good example for her son,” the source said to Us Weekly. “She’s more focused on feeling good and the health benefits than the weight loss.”
What has Adele previously said about her weight?
Shedding the pounds has never been a priority for Adele before, who has always insisted that she isn’t at all “insecure” about her appearance after shooting to fame in 2008.
She even revealed that she’d refuse to work with anybody who had an issue with her size, telling People magazine at the time: “Even when I was signing a contract, most of the industry knew if anyone ever dared say: ‘Lose weight’ to me, they wouldn’t be working with me.”
She showed similar spirit in 2009, telling the Daily Mail: “I can’t be a product; no one can do that to me. I have all the say; I have power over everything I do.”
In 2012, Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld blasted Adele as “a little too fat”, with the defiant singer replying at the time that she is “very proud” of her appearance, adding: “Weight has nothing to do with my career.”
What have Adele’s fans said about her weight loss?
“Wait Adele looks way too skinny here should we get worried?” wrote one.
“This…this is scary. Not a good look,” wrote another.
However, several people defended her weight loss and dedication to a healthier lifestyle.
“I bet that she’s been on diet to get to her ideal weight, which is great for her but we’re not used to seeing her like that before so that’s why it’s so shocking,” said one fan.
While another said: “I don’t think we should be worried, she knows what she does.”
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Why we shouldn’t be negative about other people’s weight loss?
Let’s go back to why we shouldn’t comment on people’s weight loss. Recently, I’ve lost a lot of weight. Life has been tough over the past few months, for reasons beyond my control, and as a former anorexic and bulimic, this isn’t great.
Control is what keeps me going, and a lack of it edges me one step closer to that dark, negative mindset I’ve worked so hard to break free from. A few days ago, a fellow co-worker asked me what I’d done to lose the pounds, to which I replied, truthfully, “stress”. “Well, stress is clearly working for you, you look great,” he said, thinking he’d paid me a huge compliment.
To someone who’s battled eating disorders, a comment like this is triggering. It threatens to eliminate the positive changes gaining weight brought to my life. It makes me think gaining weight is shameful, and feeds the demon in my head that says people find me more attractive when I’m thinner.
If Adele should ever gain the weight back, will all of her achievements have been for nothing? Of course not. Adele was successful and beautiful when she was bigger, and she is just as successful and beautiful now.
So, before you comment on somebody’s weight – even if you think it’s a compliment – perhaps it’s worth stopping to reflect on why, as grown women in 2020, we still place such a high value on thinness and looks over other our myriad other qualities and achievements. We owe it to ourselves – and each other.